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Of Poseidon
Anna Banks
Teen Fiction BANKS

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From Publishers' Weekly:

For a sweet mermaid romance, Emma McIntosh's story starts out rough. Her father has recently died of cancer, and her best friend is mauled to death by a shark in the opening scene. Baggage enough for any 18-year-old, but then the hot guy who witnessed the carnage at the beach shows up in Emma's world history class. Galen is gorgeous, seems to have money to burn, and is completely focused on Emma. He claims to know Emma's "secret"-one she doesn't even know she has. He also has a sister with a big mouth, whose willingness to wade into any fray soon pushes Emma into awareness that her love-hate feelings for the ocean are more than just a consequence of her friend's death. Banks's first novel has some beginner's bumps, notably the lack of a self-contained plot, but also a great deal of charm. The mix of first-person and third-person present-tense narration is not seamless, though it imparts immediacy and warmth. Much background is given and few questions are answered, but Emma's emotions propel the narrative. Ages 13-up. Agent: Lucy Carson, the Friedrich Agency. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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main characters Galen
Male
Prince
Searches the land for a girl who can communicate with fish; discovers Emma.

Emma
Female
Age: 18
Able to communicate with fish and hold her breath underwater for a long time; was on vacation with her best friend when she met Galen and endured a shark attack; discovers Galen at her school and he reveals that she is a descendant of Poseidon.



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